A friend let our son, Josh, know that the maple sap was running, so he and Roy got busy drilling holes in the trees. They ended up with about 50 gallons of sap,
which, when boiled down over 2 full days, provided less than a gallon of syrup. Our trees are silver maples, not sugar maples, so apparently we were to expect such a huge harvest to completion gap. Roy gained a new skill, and my the syrup tastes yummy!